Trichotillomania associated with dementia: A case report

Academic Article


  • Trichotillomania represents a syndrome of hair pulling in which patients compulsively and ritualistically pluck their hair in response to a sense of tension or urgency. This report documents a case of hair pulling associated with dementia. Neuropsychological testing demonstrated the deficits to be localized predominantly to the frontal lobe dysfunction. © 2001 Elsevier Science Inc.
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  • Mittal D; O'Jile J; Kennedy R; Jimerson N
  • Start Page

  • 163
  • End Page

  • 165
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 3